Recipe : #TryTotal Yoghurt and Harissa Marinated Roast Chicken

Recipe : #TryTotal Yoghurt and Harissa Marinated Roast Chicken
The lovely Holly from Total contacted me to ask if I would be interested in taking part in the #TryTotal challenge. Total sell a range of natural Greek yoghurt including 0% and 2% fat varieties. Since joining Slimming World I have used Total as a substitute for several things such as milk in mash potato, a chicken kiev filling when mixed with garlic and parsley & to reduce the mayonnaise content in homemade coleslaw. 
I received a selection of food and a recipe card, the recipe sounded mouthwatering-ly good and didn’t disappoint.
You will need :

  • 125g TOTAL 2% Greek Yoghurt*
  • 3 medium chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp harissa Paste
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • 8 mini peppers, halved
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 400ml hot vegetable or chicken stock (I used chicken)
  • 175g quinoa*
  • 150g radishes, sliced*
  • Small fennel bulb, very thinly sliced*
  • Small bunch of mint, torn*
  • 100g pomegranate seeds*
Prep time – 15 minutes.  Cook time 30 minutes.  Serves – 4.  Please note this does require at least an hour to marinate.

Score the chicken a few times, then put into a strong large-food bag with the Greek yoghurt, harissa paste and garlic. Seal and massage the bag to coat the chicken. Set aside for at least an hour or overnight, chilled.

Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5. 

Put the peppers and lemon in a 2 litre ovenproof dish. Add the chicken and bake for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring the stock to the boil in a small pan, add quinoa and cook over a low heat, covered for about 15 minutes until the stock has been absorbed. Cool for 10 minutes.
Rest the chicken for 10 minutes on a board then slice thickly.
Mix the peppers with the quinoa, radishes, fennel, mint and pomegranate seeds, then serve topped with the chicken and roasted lemon.
This really was a delight, the flavours were so fresh and tasty, I think it is a dish that Jamie Oliver would be proud of!
Have you tried Total yet? Do you use it in any recipes? I’m planning on trying it as a dip soon with garlic and herbs, I think it will work well.


  1. 8th October 2013 / 3:09 pm

    oh that food just looks so mouthwatering delicious

    • 8th October 2013 / 6:56 pm

      It was amazing! x

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